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Responses to Marijuana Use and Withdrawal Questionnaire – Part 9

By September 14, 2021No Comments

Did you recently quit weed? You are not alone. Today, we’re bringing you accounts of 74 people who have recently decided to abstain from using marijuana. Responses were gathered from an anonymous, open-ended questionnaire posted on Weedless.org. 1,000+ responses to the questionnaire are now available.

Colorado | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

Felt it was holding me back from my true potential.

  • Habit: Bowl/bong – Every 30 minutes to an hour
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Eating is really hard, and my stomach just doesn’t feel great. Also feel just unfocused
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 13, 2021

 

Florida | 47 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Raise my vibration

  • Habit: Jointe – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Feel weird. No appetite. Occasionally agitated
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First morning without
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 13, 2021

 

Turkey | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

It was consuming most of my time. I was less productive.

  • Habit: Joint – Almost everyday.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I can’t sleep, I feel really fatigue and moody.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Right after the second day .
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just doing my best to keep doing whatever I’m doing like going to gym, playing bass n stuff…
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 13, 2021

 

Norway  | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

I want to be more connected to reality, friends and grow

  • Habit: Smoking – Every day since 2016
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Im on my fifth day. Depression and headaches are the Worst. And Also no appetite at all.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just keeping myself busy
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 13, 2021

 

Canada | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Interferes with life

  • Habit: Pen – All day except (usually) except within 5hrs of work
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings Loose stools  Loss of energy  Feeling unwell
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately (less than one day)
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nicotine smoking
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 13, 2021

 

Indiana | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

My depression is bad and I feel that smoking is making it worse. I’ve been a regular smoker for 8 years. I want to be totally sober and clear minded. I also want to save money (lol) it’s it’s expensive habit.

  • Habit: Wrap that contains nicotine – Multiple x a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes! Severe nausea and dry heaving. Constipation. Headache. Brain fog. Extremely hungry
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first night after a full day of not smoking.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have been drinking electrolyte water and making myself eat at least a little.
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 13, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Brain felt pickled all the time abs increased anxiety

  • Habit: Bong, joint, Vapes and edibles – Everyday, a lot per day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, cravings, headaches , lack of appetite, struggle to sleep(restless and more energy at nights)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd flower and Valium
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 13, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

My mental health

  • Habit: Spliff – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Very high anxiety No appetite   Very weak and exhausted   Dizziness fuzzy head   Feeling deflated   Headache
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Mindful meditation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 13, 2021

 

 | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

Studies

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleepless night Vivid dreams  Tiredness  Reduced appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping aid and essential oils
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 13, 2021

 

Canada | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

So that I cant try stimulant meds for my adhd. My doctor wont prescribe them to me until I am free of cannabis.

  • Habit: Bong, pipe or joint – Once or twice everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Harder time falling asleep, more agitated, have less of an appetite, very bored, feel unmotivated, cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 4
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just trying to stay busy, using my vape more
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 13, 2021

 

United States | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I didn’t like the sluggish feeling afterwards and it triggered an anxiety attack.

  • Habit: Cigarello – Very often
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability at times, loss of appetite, nausea, some fatigue and insomnia.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Canada | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

For my Health, I was seeing the begging stages of cannabinoid hyperemesis

  • Habit: Bong rip, vape pens, an occasionally edibles – Multiple times a day every day for multiple years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, sleep issues headaches appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: I got fucked up last night on alcohol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Arizona | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Need a break. Don’t feel clear. Becoming too dependent

  • Habit: Vape and edible – 5 days a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, no appetite, broken sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days in
  • Withdrawal Tips: Working out and meditating
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Oklahoma | 49 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Seeking mental clarity

  • Habit: Bowl, vape – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes, frequently waking during sleep, extremely vivid dreams, occasional intense cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: During the normal times I used to use
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

United States | 49 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Respiratory health, anxiety, and memory

  • Habit: bowl – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, sleep disturbances.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Canada | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 23)

Causing severe anxiety and gastrointestinal issues

  • Habit: Bowl – 4* times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Zero motivation. More skin picking
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The next day
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have zero motivation. But try to get out n try something new once in awhile
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Maryland | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Cannabinoid Hyper-Emesis Syndrome

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily for three years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Strange and vivid dreams, anxiousness, depression, loss of appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 3 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Therapy, regular medications, social support
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Pennsylvania | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 26)

I had a really bad panic attack that lasted for 3 days after eating an edible. I do not crave weed because it scares me. But I feel that I am going through physical withdrawal.

  • Habit: Bowl every day, edible and vape pen on occasion – Multiple times aday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite for a few days, but now I am able to eat small meals.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A few days after stopping Smoking.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yoga, exercise, meditation, prayer, breathing exercises, keeping busy
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Canada | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

I felt I could be more productive with my time. I wanted to prove to myself I can take control of my habits

  • Habit: Joint – 5-7 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not anymore. But in the first week, cravings, loss of appetite, sleep disturbance.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and sports.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

New York  | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Got pregnant

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, anxiety, depression, restlessness, no sleep, inability to relax, anger, stomach pain, back pain
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nausea meds. Anxiety meds, depression meds, sleeping pills, Tylenol, nothing helps
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

United States | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Curious how I would feel without it after all these years.

  • Habit: Flower vape – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Arizona | 56 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 11)

Zapped my motivation.  Was spending $800 a month.  Caused financial stress.  This is my fouth day not smoking after 45 years of smoking everyday.  I started smoking in 1976 at the age of 11.

  • Habit: all ways – 24/7
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No appetitie.  Restless.  Cry alot.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 36 hours.
  • Withdrawal Tips: NO
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Lebanon | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

It was ruining my life

  • Habit: Two joints a day at night – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Brain fog, reduced appetite, forgetfulness, difficulty sleeping (first 5 days), strange and elongated dreams, reduced libido, random chills, sweating (cold and hot; alternating)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after stopping use
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Kentucky | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

Wanted to

  • Habit: Joint – 3 times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD oil
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Michigan  | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

it was fogging my mind and i was dependent

  • Habit: bowl – multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes! craving
  • Timing of Withdrawal: immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: time
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

I had some hardships in my relationship that caused anxiety and I was worried weed would exacerbate them.

  • Habit: I used to smoke joints. Weed with tobacco in a large rizla – As soon as I woke up to the moment I went to sleep.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes I experienced the following: – depression  – severe anxiety  – insomnia including; false awakenings, vivid dreams and lucid dreams  – increased appetite   – paranoia  – anxiety and panic attacks
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After two-three weeks. The end of the third week was the worst for my low mood and anxiety was at an all time high.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation helped massively. I also tried sleep hypnosis specifically ones relating to dopamine and serotonin increase and anxiety podcasts.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

South Africa  | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I want to be in control of my appetite and emotions

  • Habit: Pipe, joint, bowl – A few times a day. Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweaty palms, lack of appetite. Thinking of smoking quite a bit
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Deep breathing and staying busy.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

New York  | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

I have a daughter I want to be clean for

  • Habit: smoke – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restlessness and mood swings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The 2nd day of abstinence
  • Withdrawal Tips: smoked a small amount
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Michigan  | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Effecting my mood and work place productivity

  • Habit: vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, hyper excitability, slight decreased appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Mild symptoms so no – other than a bit of spa therapy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Canada | 18 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Tolerance was getting too high and started costing more. Been taking edibles for 2 years I think it’s time to give it a break and save my health

  • Habit: Edible or vape – Almost every single day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, Anger, Short tempered, overwhelmed,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day3-5
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

New Jersey | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

Health, job, personal development

  • Habit: Joint and bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Every one you listed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gym, eating healthy, read and do work
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Florida | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I have stopped all mind intoxicants. I have a tendency to instead of correcting people and situations in an intellectual way just pound drugs like marijuana to forget how not correct things are.  I now am on 4 days no weed and i meditate progressively more each day

  • Habit: Bong dabs dab pen – Smoked around two grams a day in half gram to gram rips out of a giant bong. This went on everyday for four years some days a little less but more often some days alotttt more
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Brain fog. Although i meditate i still seem to find myself indulging in monkey mind when i hear something i dont agree with because i feel bad telling someone the correct answer when the correct answer hurts them. This is what has caused me to go back into drugs but now i just go into monkey mind and dont smoke weed. I am on only day 4 but have noticed an improvement in the controlling of my mind everyday. I have all the symptoms of what a 4 year heavy abuser would have I just meditate them away the best i can.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1. Each day it gets better which is morivating
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation and mindfulness. It helps alot
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Switzerland | 58 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 35)

I was anxious

  • Habit: smoking – every evening
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: anxiety, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: for two weeks now
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD and Temesta
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Colorado | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

New job will require a drug test

  • Habit: Vape pen, edibles – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Major depression and anxiety have returned
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: I don’t know of any healthy ways to deal with my symptoms, but I’m seeing my doctor in a few weeks
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Canada | 40 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Heart problems with long term heavy use

  • Habit: Joints – All day everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger, insomnia, upset stomach, headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Australia | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Became too lazy, not caring and numb, negative attitude mainly the next day. Weed is fun but not when trying to build a life.

  • Habit: All but mainly pipe and vape in the later years. Vaping intensifys withdrawl tenfold. The needle of weed. – One and off for years but whe n on, daily occurrence.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Poor sleep, mild anxiety, nausea, feel weaker when lifting weights.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Great diet and exercise. Positive environment and meditation.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 12, 2021

 

Washington | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Did not want to be addicted, compulsive use.

  • Habit: Vape pen and bowl. – At least 3 times weekly.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Strong urge to use and to contact sellers, low energy and low creativity.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First week of non-usage.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 11, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

I had COVID and really want too

  • Habit: Roll up – Every single day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes Stomachaches  Lack of appetite  Dizziness nauseous  Occasional headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 11, 2021

 

Texas | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

I want to breathe better as I have asthma and was waking up coughing due to smoking. I also feel that it’s making my depression worse in some ways, as it just numbs my feelings and puts me in a brain fog, whereas before it used to help me feel happier and calmer and aid my anxiety. However one of the benefits of marijuana for me was helping my appetite, as I’ve been depressed and suffer from very low appetite for several months. But I’m hoping that my health wellness and mental clarity, including appetite, will improve after quitting.

  • Habit: Bowl/ blunt – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It’s hard to differentiate what is a withdrawal symptom or just my general depression. I’ve been feeling very down and depressed, anxious, having trouble sleeping, shakiness, no appetite, cold, fatigued/low energy, and experiencing strange dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: By day 2 of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Doing something else to keep me busy when I feel a craving, such as reading, walking outside, or sleeping.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 11, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Money, sleeping too much, generally using all the time (except work) like an alcoholic would use drink.

  • Habit: Eat or vapouriser only. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredom, insomnia, irritable, loss of appetite, sweating more than usual, not interested in socialising or chatting . Feeling isolated,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day of starting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Increased running mileage . Usually about 8 miles per week (using) . First week of quitting I’d run 21 miles!
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 11, 2021

 

 | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

work related reasons

  • Habit: bong – daily to multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes, HEAVY nausea, shakiness, disrupted regular bowel movements, light-headedness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: pepto bismal
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 11, 2021

 

Canada | 46 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Concentration levels and energy levels are low

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritable and foggy moments. No appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping busy and water and coffee
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 11, 2021

 

 | 44 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 36)

To recapture my life

  • Habit: Flower, vape pens – All times not working or sleeping
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Numerous at different Heart palpitations, sleep disruption, cold sweats/ temp flucts, appetite, insomnia, mild headaches, acid reflux, diarrhea, bloating, brain fog and surely more not listed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Cold turkey stop- 12 hours to 3 weeks for various symptoms to manifest- not all at once
  • Withdrawal Tips: Normalized eating times, sleep, exercise as I can while injured. Most importantly, understanding that what was happening to my body was fairly NORMAL and I’d get through it.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 11, 2021

 

Texas | 17 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

couldn’t buy any right now

  • Habit: Pen/Cart, Joint, and Blunt – multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: extremely sweating, insomnia, irritability, depression, extreme craving
  • Timing of Withdrawal: one day after I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not yet
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 11, 2021

 

Maine | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Life change

  • Habit: Bowl or edible – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme depression and anxiety, constant crying, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, helplessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after quitting cold turkey
  • Withdrawal Tips: Time off from work, frequent short walks, liquid diet
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 11, 2021

 

Canada | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Work

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger, depression anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping busy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 11, 2021

 

California  | 41 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 38)

Too addictive

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, poor sleep habits, headaches, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 1 day of cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 11, 2021

 

California  | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I need to save money.

  • Habit: I typically use my pipe just because I like dry herb more. Though I would also mix it up by vaping, taking edibles, and using a bong. – I was using heavily multiple times throughout the day. I was high 24/7.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I flu like symptoms, such as nausea, weakness, and fever. I also have constant headaches and muscle pain. Furthermore, when I was cutting down my use hi began to eat less and have mood swings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I might symptoms began to appear when I started to cut down by use. However my worst symptoms appeared as soon as I got sober. I think today is my third day because it’s the most painful.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I stay hydrated and make sure I have enough sodium to not get hyponatremia. I drank some Coke when I was having cold sweats and it provided some relief.I took some Zofran today and it helped a little. I usually took NSAIDs but they don’t help me anymore.Also, they give me gastritis. Walking around definitely helps.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 11, 2021

 

New York  | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

Want my life back

  • Habit: Pen. Edibles – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Very tired
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping pills
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Canada | 38 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

For my health

  • Habit: Vape pen – Smoking a vape 12-15 tokes/day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritable, boredom, sleep disturbances
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

United States | 16 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Because I ran out,but then I got super bad anxiety and high blood pressure

  • Habit: Vape pen or bowl,bong,blunt – Everyday multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety seemed to slow down,my mood is down but I can still laugh sweaty hot or cold
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Medication hydroxazine and atentanol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Massachusetts | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

It was too expensive and it was masking my anxiety

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily, multiple times per day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression (crying spells), agoraphobia, panic attacks, insomnia, lack of appetite, digestive issues, night sweats, irritability, headaches.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Arizona | 27 Year Old Non-Binary (Using Since Age 18)

Work opportunities & heart health.

  • Habit: Vape pen, bowl – 8 times a day, about an ounce every two weeks
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense cravings, strange dreams, irritability, decreased appetite, decreased motivation, extreme depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first 14 days of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Basic over the counter ibuprofen for pain.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Michigan  | 50 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 45)

I want to improve my health

  • Habit: Bowl, bong or edible – 1-2 times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness and vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Illinois | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

It became a crutch that kept me from experiencing life

  • Habit: Bowl – Every 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression and irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Ongoing (2 weeks in)
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nicotine, CBD
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Florida | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

It is bad for me in so many ways. It is not helping me.

  • Habit: Bowl and vape. – Every day all day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: All of them especially the emotional elements.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About a day after I stopped using.
  • Withdrawal Tips: The physical elements if withdrawal are not so bad. The emotional toll is devastating.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Canada | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

expensive

  • Habit: joints – 7+ joints
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: night sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 4
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Oregon | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 31)

Health/anxiety problems

  • Habit: Vape pen. So high concentrations that are easy to hide.  – Every evening for over 4 years, then every day and night for the last year.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: High anxiety, high blood pressure, low appetite, depressed mood, insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Right away after stopping. I quit for 5 days, used cannabis again for 7 days, quit 1 day, used again for 2 days, and it has made the anxiety and blood pressure spikes MUCH worse than just quitting cold turkey.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Currently trying clonidine for anxiety and blood pressure control, and lorazepam for anxiety attacks. Valerian sleepy tea all the time. Results are mild and temporary relief.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

California  | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Not happy with life. Was triggering bad vibes.  Wanted to be clear minded for the upcoming semester.

  • Habit: All of the above. Especially wax dabs. Not edibles tho – Every day all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not anymore. This is my 3rd week. But just a lil insomnia and intense dreams. And after work boredom.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3rd day – 1 week felt terrible
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes working out and being distracted.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Indiana | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 34)

ran out

  • Habit: one hitter – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: irratability, mood swings, cloudeness, internal shaking
  • Timing of Withdrawal: within 24 hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Florida | 18 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

School drug test

  • Habit: Pen – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, nausea, loss of appetite, unclear thoughts, and depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

South Carolina  | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

I did not want to rely on it.

  • Habit: Pen – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am experiencing little to no appetite, noticeable irritability and stress/anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a day of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Eating smaller meals, reading and trying to relax.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

India | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 27)

I just smoke One day

  • Habit: Smoke – No often just one day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, Paranoia,  Morning Anxiety,  Brain fog,  Memory impairment
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the third day after I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Distract myself
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

texas | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

ruining my life

  • Habit: bowl – multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: depression, anxiety, and hopelessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: years ago when i first wanted to quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Arizona | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

Tired of wasting time and money on it.

  • Habit: Bowl – 1 gram a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Shaky legs, can’t sleep, random hot flashes through out night, extreme urge to smoke, petty anger towards little things, wanting to get up and do something but can’t (stuck in bed with anxiety)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around 12 hours after the last bowl.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hydroxyzine
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 46 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Mental health issues spiraled

  • Habit: Dry herb vape – Prescribed daily use, self medicating daily since 2009,
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Agitation, pain in back, anxiety, difficulty in getting to sleep, Feel weak,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after stopping roughly
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd isolate
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

South Africa  | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Memory problems

  • Habit: Rolled joints, bong and pipe – Daily, longest break time between smokes would be 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, nightmares and insomnia mainly
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 3 – 4 days post-quitting cold turkey
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, just having a positive mindset
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Canada | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

It made me feel sad. It made want to drink alcohol when my tolerance to it became stronger.

  • Habit: Rolling joints. Edibles. PAX vaporizer. – A few times per day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite. Sexual dullness.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A day or two after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Pennsylvania | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

I have to get a drug test for a new job.

  • Habit: pen and flower, edibles – every day (pen)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: heat flashes, anxiety / rapid heartbeat, cravings, chills, loss of appetite, feeling “weird”
  • Timing of Withdrawal: about 24 hours after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: delta 8, cbd flower
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Netherlands | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

For health reasons

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of sleep, sweating during sleep, somber mood, headaches, lack of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 1 day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

California  | 65 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

It was controlling me…

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats, nausea, bursts of anger, insomnia, shaky,…
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after cessation…
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hydration, improved diet…
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 10, 2021

 

Utah | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Better on my body and for my ling term future

  • Habit: Vape – Nightly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Discomfort,paranoia, intense anxiety, headaches, sleep troubles, vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 72 hours of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise,walks, distracting my mind in various ways
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

 

Florida | 53 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Addicted

  • Habit: Joints and bowls – Daily for past 2-3 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not yet
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Expect them after waking up
  • Withdrawal Tips: Will be doing an aggressive detox for first week including low-fat diet, increased fluids, increased niacin intake, exercise, saunas, and meditating regularly. Also will be attending daily meetings.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

 

Minnesota | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 24)

More mental clarity and focus – I’m trying to get my bachelor’s degree! Smoking also keeps me feeling apathetic towards my job and other people.

  • Habit: Pipe / Bowl – I used to smoke all day everyday for about 5 years; this year I cut down to just after work but sometimes I’m tempted to take a hit before work. I always feel like crap the rest of the day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not yet… threw my pipe in the lake this afternoon! First test will be getting home from work and doing something else.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: N/A
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not yet
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

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